Benjamin Kickz or Kicks is a young American entrepreneur. He deals in the business of reselling sneakers. Today, he is the business partner of famous American DJ and radio personality, DJ Khaled. Here’s a quick summary of his net worth in 2018.
Benjamin Kickz’s Early Life
Benjamin Kickz was born on 14th October 2000, in the Miami city of South Florida, US. He had been a student of Fort Lauderdale High School for some time before he skipped his fourth standard and preferred to be homeschooled. Benjamin’s fascination with sneakers started in 2013 when he was in fourth grade. His mother had bought him a pair of sneakers, which he wore to school the very next day. The pair was an instant hit amongst his friends, so much so that one of them ended up striking a deal with Benjamin and bought the shoes. This was where Benjamin’s business mind clicked, and he began to formulate the plan for his venture.
The first sneaker he bought was the “Galaxy Foams,” but when he brought it home, his father wasn’t happy about it and even called Benjamin a crazy person. However, when the very next day Benjamin managed to sell the pair for a $1000, his dad was not only shocked but also went on to call Benjamin’s customer a fool! Benjamin is a huge hip-hop fanatic, and apart from DJ Khaled, his other favorite stars are Migos, Drake, Future and Lil Wayne.
Too young to be married, Benjamin Kickz has not even been known to be in a relationship with any girl.
Benjamin Kickz’s Career, Awards & Achievement
In 2014, Benjamin Kickz met DJ Khaled through a mutual friend. DJ became the first celebrity to buy his sneakers, which is why Benjamin likes to believe that it was the true beginning of his entrepreneurial career. In fact, DJ Khaled has been a constant supporter of Benjamin’s venture often engaging in Snapchats with him to promote his business. It was through DJ Khaled that he was introduced to other famous personalities, like P. Diddy and French Montana.
Though Benjamin started to resell sneakers just after his school incident, his sneaker business began professionally in 2015. In the short span of just 3 years, he has developed such a good reputation in the sneaker business that the new arrivals of any top brand reaches him faster than any other retailer. Today some sneakers are available for online sale at his official website, www.sneakerdon.com.
Awards and Achievements
Born in the year 2000, Benjamin today is only 18 years old. This child prodigy started his professional business at the mere age of 15, which is in itself a great achievement. Today in a flourishing resale market of sneakers which is worth $1.2 billion, Benjamin is one of the most recognizable sneaker resellers. He has become so famous for his retail business that even the top brand sneaker manufacturers, like Nike, delivers their fresh arrivals to Benjamin first and then to the rest of the retailers. His admirers call him, “sneaker don.”
Net Worth of Benjamin Kickz
In an interview, Benjamin revealed that by the end of 2018, he would be making a total of $1 million just from the normal customers who shop his collections every day online at sneakerdon.com. Apart from his income from this website, he also earns through his direct sale to celebrities.
Benjamin is known as a boy famous for his out of box thinking capability. When he was a child, he wanted to buy a parrot for one of his neighbors. When the neighbor enquired, why was he buying a parrot for her, as they can’t be resold, he wondered at the possibility of everything in this world making money. Then the sneaker incident happened, which effectively delineated Benjamin the way to reach his destination. Being an entrepreneur at the age of 15 and an owner of almost $1 million just at the age of 18 is really commendable.